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American Heart Association IT Project Manager in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an IT Project Manager in our National Center. Location of final candidate is flexible (home based/remote is acceptable).

Essential Job Duties:

  • Initiates, plans, executes, controls, and closes assigned technology projects delivered via the standard processes of AHA's project methodology. Oversees the development of initial and revised detailed scope, project plans, cost estimations and forecasts of associated resource and scheduling requirements. Provides analysis and consultation to determine project requirements and scope. Partners with BT solution designers and others involved in the project intake process to position project approach correctly. Structures and monitors project activities to completion to ensure adherence with project plan, budget and scope. Resolves issues and supports project progress through direct interaction with team members between meetings. Develops project documentation and deliverables in accordance with the project management methodology and ensures audit trails are in place for each project.

  • Ensures internal customer understanding of and satisfaction with project delivery processes. Maintains effective communications with supervisor, project sponsor and all facets of the AHA, including Affiliate staff and board members, if necessary, to ensure project status and issues are known. Identifies, establishes and maintains excellent business relationships with internal and external team members. Ensures project closing tasks such as lessons learned are completed with feedback provided to BT leadership for process improvement opportunities as well as coordinated follow-up actions across project managers for process improvements.

  • Leads efficient handling of change management activities: Provides timely information, minimizes issues or obstacles, and facilitates or coordinates appropriate resources. Establishes change control procedures to evaluate and communicate scope changes. Escalates as needed.

  • Ensures organizational alignment of technology delivered by understanding, communicating and addressing enterprise standards and approaches including technical architecture, legal regulations, compliance and other governance points during project life cycle.

  • Manages financial aspects of projects: Tracks utilization of project resources and costs to ensure adherence to project budget estimates as well as required budget reporting. This includes showing project time/costs/resources for the life of project if multi-year. Ensure projects are completed within the assigned and approved budget as previously agreed through project planning or that any necessary changes are approved by VP level or above.

  • Partners with operational system manager to ensure ongoing operational resources needed (time, staff) are identified and estimated.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, related area or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience with line of business software concepts, systems and capabilities.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in project management in a business or technology environment.

  • Experience using Microsoft Project to manage projects.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to explain complex, technical concepts in simple business terms.

  • Demonstrated competence and success in prior assignments.

  • Meeting facilitation skills (in-person and virtual.

  • Ability to facilitate work in the most efficient manner possible.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Fundraising Technology and Solutions.

  • End-to-end understanding of business processes, organization, and techniques.

  • PMP Certification

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

Compensation & Benefits


Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.

Benefit Plans:

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit:

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 2 months ago (10/8/2021 6:49 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7422

Job Family Group Business Operations

Job Category Information Technology

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution US - Top 50


Location: Albuquerque,NM